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Sussex Police

Sussex police covers the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex. East Sussex is predominantly rural and is mostly made up of villages and towns. The two largest hotspots on the map are for Eastbourne and Hastings. The remainder of the county is largely clear of concentrations of car crime. Of the top 10 worst postcodes for the Sussex Police area, only three are in East Sussex and all make up the Hastings area.

It's a similar story in West Sussex, but it does have more in the way of built-up areas in Brighton, Crawley and Worthing. The RH11 part of Crawley is the worst postcode, closely followed by those that make up Brighton. BN9 is Newhaven and, in keeping with other parts of England and Wales, is a hotspot as it's a port.

The county also includes Gatwick Airport, though a strong security presence means there's not much crime to report. In the Shoreham corridor between Brighton and Worthing, Sussex Police have recently said that they are "hunting a gang of thieves believed to be responsible for a spate of car crime in Shoreham. The number of vehicles being broken into in the area has more than doubled in the last three months compared to the first three months of the year. Now officers have launched Operation Motorvation to try to catch the thieves responsible and to encourage owners to make their cars a less attractive target. In the first three months of the year 10 people reported having items stolen from their vehicles in the town."

It should be noted that Sussex Police sees a lower rate of car crime than many other forces in the country.

See also: Top 10 Cars Stolen to order / Top 10 Most Stolen Cars / Crime homepage

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Crime map
Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Criminal Damage 76
Theft from 71
Theft of 21
Interfering with 8
Total 176
Crimes by postcode
Postcode District Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
RH11 224
BN2 221
BN1 190
BN17 162
TN34 158
TN38 147
BN9 146
RH10 137
TN37 131
BN3 131
BN41 115
BN22 115
BN11 112
TN35 104
PO19 100
BN45 95
RH17 95
TN7 94
BN42 94
BN18 92
BN7 91
BN21 87
BN27 85
RH19 85
PO21 80
BN13 78
BN14 77
BN15 77
RH18 76
GU29 74
BN16 73
BN43 72
PO22 71
BN12 71
RH15 68
TN36 68
PO18 66
BN8 64
BN23 64
TN31 64
BN10 62
TN40 59
PO20 55
RH12 54
BN20 50
PO10 49
TN39 49
BN6 49
BN5 49
RH16 48
BN25 48
BN24 47
GU28 46
TN3 46
BN26 46
BN44 43
GU27 42
TN22 42
TN5 41
TN33 39
TN21 38
TN20 35
TN32 35
GU31 33
RH20 33
TN19 31
TN6 31
RH14 31
RH13 29
Crimes by manufacturer
Manufacturer Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Alfa Romeo 101
Audi 89
BMW 113
Chevrolet 147
Chrysler 150
Citroen 227
Daewoo 159
FIAT 243
Ford 186
Honda 137
Hyundai 94
Jaguar 78
Jeep 75
Kia 94
Land Rover 160
Lexus 87
Mazda 120
Mercedes-Benz 205
MG 109
MINI 109
Mitsubishi 247
Nissan 182
Peugeot 169
Porsche 88
Renault 179
Rover 123
SAAB 109
SEAT 107
Skoda 109
smart 165
Subaru 100
Suzuki 253
Toyota 128
Vauxhall 169
Volkswagen 142
Volvo 111
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